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  1. rob1993
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    rob1993 EF Member

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    Hi There

    Just looking for some advice on my approved electricians test which is coming up in a couple months at Cambuslang, i have read the basics from other people on this site and know the common faults people make, but I am mainly wondering if the test has perhaps changed just like the FICA changed last year?? most posts on here seem to be a few years old about this subject.

    Has anyone on here sat it recently and has any advice or tips?

    Whats involved in section A - RIsk Assesment and Assesment of safe working practices?

    Thanks
     
  2. nunthe wiser
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    nunthe wiser Regular EF Member

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    I sat mine around 2009, and one of the things which nearly caught me out, was Ze they required you to use a clear insulated mat which sat on the bottom of a trolley of tools provided. I had not used one before. Probably would have failed if another approved sparks hadn't set me on to that bit of the test.
     
  3. Cadgey123
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    Cadgey123 Electrician's Arms

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    Make sure you clip the rubber insulating rubber material over all exposed metallic parts as well.

    The ACA is testing your advanced knowledge of the FICA.
    Make sure you know :

    Safe isolation ( every step )
    Inspection & Testing every test and in correct procedure.

    The rest is common sense.
     
  4. rob1993
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    rob1993 EF Member

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    Thanks for your reply guys, yeah should hopefully be okay I have heard many people mention the clear mat for the Ze. when you say Rubber material are you on about the same thing? thanks guys any more advice is appreciated.
     
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